Benefits of Music and Movement Activities for Preschoolers & Toddlers | How You Can Implement Them at Home

Music and Movement

As parents, we are constantly worrying about making the best decisions for our children. We want them to grow up to be healthy, happy, confident, kind… the list is endless. Thinking of how to accomplish all this can be overwhelming, but I have good news! As a music educator specializing in early childhood education, I […]

Music Activities For Toddlers & Preschoolers | 10 Fun & Easy Music Activities for Childhood Development

Music Activities

Music activities are a wonderful way to spend time with your child. On top of having fun expressing yourselves, there are so many benefits of music making. Singing songs can help with a child’s language development, dance can help develop their gross motor skills, and playing musical instruments can help develop fine motor skills. Here […]

Learn to Read a Guitar Fingering Chart: 10 Quick and Easy Tips

Guitar Chords Chart

Learning how to read music makes you a better player. Discover how to understand the guitar better with these 10 Tips on how to read a guitar chords chart. Learning to play the guitar can be one of the most satisfying and enjoyable things you can do, at any age. It can even be good for […]

How to Play If You’re Happy and You Know It on the Piano | Free Sheet Music

If Youre Happy and You Know It Piano Tutorial

 Welcome to another easy piano tutorial from Merriam’s Online Academy. Today we’re going to be teaching you how to play If You’re Happy and You Know It on the piano with your Right Hand only, in F Major. It’s helpful if you’ve already covered flats, as well as quarter and eighth notes and rests. […]

Here’s How One Musician Is Using Her Piano Skills To Make A Difference In the World

man playing the piano

If you thought your piano skills are simply meant to make you happy or let you master classical piano compositions, then you need to think again. Or if you loathe the piano lessons and practice sessions that your parents are so keen about, then this post is for you. Piano music is a great gift […]

Does My 6-Year-Old Absolutely Need A Piano Or Will A Keyboard Suffice For A While?

boy playing the piano

Purchasing your child’s first piano can be a daunting task. It’s preceded by a veritable minefield of questions – should I buy a piano or should I rent one? Is it okay to buy a keyboard rather for initial lessons? What sort of a piano or a keyboard should I purchase? What is the maintenance […]

The Three Beginner Fundamentals For Great Guitar Playing

man playing the guitar

Anyone can play the guitar, may not everyone can play it to perfection. Besides, if you can’t play it at all, you’ve probably played an air guitar at some point. We all know how it is held and how it’s generally manipulated to produce sound. But if you’re going to really perfect the art of […]

Why Music Lessons Could Be The Best Intervention For Children With Learning Disorders

music being used to soothe a child in hospital

The benefits of music are widely appreciated today. Music truly accompanies us in our day to day activities and is with us during the different stages of our lives. Even our bodies naturally respond to music involuntarily. Benefits of music lessons Music lessons have been found to be beneficial in the developmental stages of children […]

The Dilemma Of Music Lessons And How To Overcome It

piano lesson going on

Music is such a beautiful gift to humanity. We use it to describe our journeys, our joys, laughter, tears and deep grief. It is amazing that this medium of communication can so effectively work for so many people across the world, in different cultures and locations. Music really is central to life. However, there is […]

Pertinent Questions You Need To Ask Before Purchasing Your Own Piano

Pitcher And Piano

Purchasing a piano is no doubt a milestone in a musician’s career and no amount of caution you exercise is enough to prepare you for taking this major step in investing in the instrument that will become an extension of your inner creative self. Here’s some crucial information that will help you make the perfect […]